You can see the narrative building in the Main Stream Media and it’s quite intentional. Trump is the enemy therefore everything he says is a lie. They know it’s a lie because he said it.
Every number, every statistic, every utterance isn’t wrong, it’s not a mistake, it’s a lie.
Headlines, articles, editorials, cartoons, all spread the same false narrative.
But the MSM has only managed to discredit itself. They have become the “Two Headed Space Alien” Invasion Tabloids.
They have become the propagandists of the far left and only the willingly deluded useful idiots believe them anymore.
The lie is the narrative.
Lies And Damned Lies. What Is #FakeNews In The Age Of Trump?
From Red State: By Streiff, January 26, 2017
Ever since November 9 we’ve been bombarded by assurances that #FakeNews is the bane of Western Civilization. I’m not really sure what actually constitutes #FakeNews in the eyes of the media but what is abundantly clear is that, from their perspective, they never perpetrate hoaxes. They merely make honest mistakes and we need to deal with that. #FakeNews is what people like, say RedState do.
Let me give you an example.
On inauguration day, a press pool was invited into the White House to see the redecoration. One of the members was Time’s Zeke Miller. I couldn’t pick Miller out of a two-man line up but what is blatantly obvious is that he went into the White House with a set agenda: find something that made Trump look bad. And he did. He tweeted that the bust of Martin Luther King, Jr. had been removed. And because he was making reports as part of a press pool, the story was picked up and spread like wildfire.
- Tweet : @AprilDRyan
The Martin Luther King jr. Bust has been moved out of the Oval Office according The People Magazine DC Bureau Chief who was in there this pm
8:16 PM – 20 Jan 2017
Tweet : @ZekeJMiller
From White House pool reporter @toddgillman: the MLK bust is no longer in the Oval Office. A bust of Winston Churchill is back though.
7:33 PM – 20 Jan 2017 • Washington, DC
A half hour later, Miller corrected his report.
- Tweet : @ZekeJMiller
Correction: The MLK bust is still in the Oval Office. It was obscured by an agent and door.
8:14 PM – 20 Jan 2017
Tweet : @ZekeJMiller
Tweeting again: wh aide confirms the MLK bust is still there. I looked for it in the oval 2x & didn’t see it. My apologies to my colleagues
8:41 PM – 20 Jan 2017
Note who he didn’t express his apologies to. That would be the guy he maligned.
It is difficult to attribute Miller’s tweet to anything other than maliciousness. He had an agenda. He thought the King bust was removed. He didn’t ask. He simply tweeted an allegation that can be taken in no other way than an attempt to paint Trump as a racist of some variety. As the saying goes, a lie travels around the world while the truth is pulling its boots on. In that half hour between Miller’s original tweet and his correction, the missing MLK bust became a sensation. And many people will never have seen the correction, they will simply remember the original story.
Is this #FakeNews? It certainly is not an innocent mistake because the kernel of the mistake is the desire to make Trump look bad. It isn’t an innocent mistake because a mistake would imply due diligence on Miller’s part, like asking someone and misunderstanding their response.
Today we have another example courtesy of Josh Rogin of the Washington Post. The State Department’s entire senior administrative team just resigned (I posted on it here, please click. “Baby needs new shoes.”)
- Secretary of State Rex Tillerson’s job running the State Department just got considerably more difficult. The entire senior level of management officials resigned Wednesday, part of an ongoing mass exodus of senior foreign service officers who don’t want to stick around for the Trump era.
Then there was this
- Tweet : @joshrogin
CNN reports the Trump administration asked the four top State Department management officials to resign
As it turned out, everyone who “just resigned” had actually submitted their resignations last week as part of the change of administrations. The resignations were accepted yesterday. This is not a scandal. This is not them refusing to stick around for Trump, it is Trump telling them to get the hell out.
Is this #FakeNews? Because it wasn’t an innocent mistake. Just like with Miller the genesis of the mistake is a desire to make Trump look bad. Rogin had access to the same sources to verify the story as did CNN (Motto: we’re the fakiest fakers who ever faked a fake”) but he chose to run an “exclusive” that supported a narrative he preferred: noble civil service employees give up jobs rather than serve under arch-demon Trump. (See how neatly that ties in with the various stories of agencies with rogue twitter accounts?) It wasn’t even a little false and very easy to check